Turning Archive 2004

Need for small tail stock

Dinyar Chavda
>I have been using the McNaughton bowl saver, and often end up having the wood hop-skip and jump out of the chuck, particularly when the piece is a natural edge bowl, with very uneven edges. A big center steady does not seem to help much.

What I need is a tailstock that is small enough (along the ways) so that it is not in the way of the handle of the McNaugton (which often cuts across the ways. I have a 2nd tool rest that can serve as the base for the tail stock, but can't dream up a way t oget a live-center onto the pole that I can put in this base.

Any ideas? Does this make anyu sense?

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